I felt this Anxious surge of energy getting me prepared and ready for tryouts. I started practicing my free throws and stretching out my legs to get ready for the tryouts.
Not making the team
I was fully ready to go and put my all into everything even knowing there was only 20 available spots. We had just started the tryouts and the first thing we needed to do was a layup lines.
Conversation with my friend
At last we were done with all of the hard tryout things to do and now it was time to scrimmage. I was ready to show off my skills of rebounding and going in for hard shots, but then the coaches said we want to see you passing and being a team player which I did good at. Although I was good at that I took what they said to far and showed off nothing of what I could do.
I missed the last tryout not knowing it was early in the morning. So I just went along with my regular school day and then someone told me I had missed it and I was so mad! They said that the sheet for who made it would be posted before 4:00 Pm that day. Then at 3:37 I looked at the posted list and I didn't see my name.
I immediately got a call from my friend and they told me that they didn't make the team either. I realized that not making the team wasn't the end of the world and that I should not feel sad that I didn't make it. Then and their I decided that I would just put this sadness behind me and focus on other things.
At the bottom of the list it stated," for the people who didn't make the team we strongly encourage you to do wrestling. I had told myself before tryouts that I would do wrestling if I didn't make it. So I got more support on my decision to do wrestling and now I am very happy I made that choice.